Sociology is the study of human relationships and behaviour. It explains the behaviour of individuals by looking at ideas based on our membership of social groups, such as families, schools and the workplace. It is an exciting, thought-provoking subject highly relevant to contemporary life. Through doing presentations you will learn how to present ideas orally and in writing, and develop strong research and IT skills. You will also be able to apply theoretical Sociological perspectives to everyday life.
The course will be mainly classroom based but will be enhanced with trips both locally and further afield. There will be an opportunity for students to participate in trips to Europe with other Social Science students.
OCR Exam Board
100% Examination Topics Covered: H580/01 – Socialisation, culture and identity – 90 minutes exam
H580/02 – Researching and understanding social inequalities – 2 hour 15 minutes exam
H580/03 – Debates in contemporary society – 2 hour 15 minutes exam
Standard entry requirements at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 including English Language at grade 4.
By studying Sociology you will develop lots of transferable skills, including communication, teamwork, working to deadlines, making reasoned arguments and thinking creatively. Having a good understanding of human relationships can be a bonus in a range of careers. Sociology students can be found across all sectors including the Media and Arts.
“Young people who have studied Sociology are in fact highly valued across a wide range of workplaces and professions today.” John Williams.